Integrative Medicine Item Writing Needs
This resource information is only intended for use by registered ABPS subject matter experts.
Updated January 25, 2022
When writing new items, we ask that you focus on areas of greatest need, as indicated by the table below. Please concentrate your efforts on the areas in red text first.
|Domain||Subdomain||Number of Items Needed|
|2. Dietary Supplements, Botanicals and other Natural Products|
|Adverse Effects/Drug Interactions|
|Evidence for Safety/Effectiveness|
|Quality Controls and Regulation||4|
|3. Mind-Body Medicine|
|Mental and Emotional Influences on Health||15|
|Physical Influences on Mental/Emotional Health||28|
|4. Spirituality, Religion, and Meaning|
|Community and Connection||4|
|Spiritual Suffering and Alienation|
|Evidence for the Impact of Spirituality on Health Outcomes|
|5. Complementary Modalities|
|6. Whole Medical Systems|
|Traditional Chinese Medicine|
|Indigenous Medical Systems||5|
|7. Lifestyle, Prevention and Health Promotion|
|Physical Activity and Exercise|
|Self-Care and Well-Being||11|
|Behaviors Influencing Health||3|
|Social Determinants of Health||5|
|8. Integrative Approaches|
|Endocrinology and Metabolism|
|Allergy and Immunology||1|
|Pulmonary and Critical Care|
|Hospice and Palliative Care||3|
|9. Foundations of Integrative Medicine|
|10. Professional Practice of Integrative Medicine|
|Evidence-based Principles and Practice|
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